posted on May, 10 2011 @ 01:40 AM
reply to post by transubstantiation
I have experienced the muffled voices or dim noise that disappear when you open the door.
I used to work in a cinema and was puzzled to hear noise inside one of the auditoriums since that particular screen wasn't open. Went to investigate
(thinking people had let themselves in) but on immediately opening the door the voices or sounds would stop, there was no one iside and the auditorium
was in complete darkness. My first reaction was these idiots were sitting here in the dark which wasn't uncommon, so I turned the cleaning lights on
to see where they were. Only to find no one in there!! It was unerving and I'd be lying if I didn't tell you at the time I thought it was a ghost or
Needless to say I decided not to hang around, so I turned around and closed the door and started to walk away. The doors were fitted with those
hydraulic self-closers and once it had closed again the sounds inside came back, by that point I was about 30 feet away at the end of the corridor.
Eventually I went back to investigate, slowly opening the door (a few inches) the sound stopped. Imeediately as I closed it the voices started
What was happening was that the corridor of that auditorium was acting like a funnel/dish and amplifying the voices in the foyer. They'd race up the
corrdior and hit the large wooden fire/sound-proofed doors and reflect back down the corridor. Of course, once you opened the doors you couldn't hear
the reflections anymore.
It obvioulsy happened all the time but since normally there'd be the racket of the film coming out from the auditorium, you couldn't hear it. Due to
the fact that the noise of Kurt Russel blowing something up been a lot louder than any muffled reflections from 150 feet awa. You'd never hear it.
The only time you could hear it was first thing in thte morning when everything was quite when the building had just opened. When none of the other
auditoriums were showing films. I must add that the foyer was not a straight line to those fire doors. The sound had taken more than a 90 degree bend
and then a couple more right angles to get to those doors. If you didn't witness it for yourself you wouldn't belive it possible.
It is entirely possible that a similar thing happened to your son with his experience. If that's possible then it's not too far a stretch to
consider the footsteps were also sounds reflecting if that particular building were positioned in the focal point of a large dish/bowl within
Just a thought.